Warm Southern Breeze

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Shouldering Responsibility

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Friday, June 29, 2018

The pallium is an ancient liturgical vestment worn only by the pope and a very few other high-level church officials upon whom the pope bestows it as a symbol of the jurisdiction delegated to them. In honor of Saints Peter and Paul, today is the day of the liturgical year on which such officials receive this symbol of their office. In its current form, it is a narrow band of white lamb’s wool from sheep raised by Trappist monks, looped and draped atop other liturgical vestments. The pallium is a reminder of the serious duty placed on the shoulders of the highest church leaders. Today, pray that they may fulfill their offices wisely, faithfully, and with compassion.

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